|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
They were the only two people on earth that I cared about, and I
left them there together. Then I went back miserably to the office
and awaited arrest.
ON TO RICHMOND
Strangely enough, I was not disturbed that day. McKnight did not
appear at all. I sat at my desk and transacted routine business
all afternoon, working with feverish energy. Like a man on the
verge of a critical illness or a hazardous journey, I cleared up
my correspondence, paid bills until I had writer's cramp from
signing checks, read over my will, and paid up my life insurance,
The Man in Lower Ten
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling:
fingers, and stared at us like a fish.
"'I shall know them again, Caesar," said Rutilianus.
"Very good," said Maximus. "Now hear! You are not
to move man or shield on the Wall except as these boys
shall tell you. You will do nothing, except eat, without
their permission. They are the head and arms. You are
"'As Caesar pleases," the old man grunted. "If my pay
and profits are not cut, you may make my Ancestors'
Oracle my master. Rome has been! Rome has been!"
Then he turned on his side to sleep.